Toyota, a global mobility company, has become the latest world leading businesses to join the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation as a partner. Alliance partners provide their skills and expertise to Alliance projects which help developing and least-developed countries improve the ease of cross-border trade and unlock inclusive economic growth.
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation has undergone a process to gender sensitise its work helping countries to implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). This paper summarises the lessons learned by the Alliance in building its gender mainstreaming approach and provides new insights on the nexus between gender and trade facilitation.
Virginia Ginnane from Reuters speaks to Philippe Isler, Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and Andrew Wilson, Permanent Observer to the UN at the International Chamber of Commerce about the impact of COVID-19 on global trade.
Webinar: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Emerging opportunities for trade facilitation
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (Alliance), which works to help governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement, ICC Ghana, ICC Kenya, and ICC Nigeria, three chapters of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the world business organisation, brought together African businesses to discuss the potential benefits of the AfCFTA for African economies. In particular, the webinar looked at how its trade facilitation measures could boost intra-continental trade and the potential to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 crisis.
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (the Alliance)—with the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) national committees for Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador—held a webinar on how supply chains have changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our Total Transport and Logistics Costs (TTLC) methodological note is now available online.
How can technology move us towards a future where all businesses can participate in international trade? Craig Atkinson, an independent trade facilitation consultant, shares his views on how an “Internet of Rules” can modernise access to information.
Engineering and technology company, Bosch, and Gemini, a global leader for sourcing and distributing recyclable and reusable materials, have become the latest multinationals to join the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation as business partners.
Upcoming Webinar – Supply chains in times of Covid-19: Challenges and opportunities for Latin America
The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted supply chains, resulting in significant losses for both governments and businesses. How can implementation of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) help Latin American countries build resilience and adjust rapidly to this new reality? To answer this question, the Alliance, ICC Bolivia, ICC Colombia, and ICC Ecuador are bringing together three regional experts to reflect on the challenges and opportunities brought about by the pandemic. The webinar will be conducted in Spanish.
Implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) can help countries become more resilient and contribute to COVID-19 recovery.
Share your experience of trading during the Covid-19 crisis and enable the Alliance to identify trade facilitation interventions that can help you trade more easily
New tool offers actions to tackle the barriers to trade that women face
Since the Covid-19 crisis began earlier this year, border agencies, logistics companies and traders have been exploring at pace how they can leverage technology to protect their people from the virus while keeping goods moving across borders. Ali Al Shidhani, Vice President of Technology, and Hilal Al Kharusi, Senior Strategist, at ASYAD Group, explain how the crisis has helped accelerate digital adoption in Oman’s ports.
In this episode of Trading Thoughts, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) discusses how the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is tapping into the skills, expertise, and resources of business, to advance development solutions for all.
New Delhi, India
The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and ICC India are bringing together Indian business leaders for an insightful exchange of ideas and strategies to strive and thrive in these uncertain times. During this webinar we will explore challenges faced by Indian companies due to Covid-19, discuss innovative strategies to address them, reflect on the importance of trade facilitation, and discuss the role of the Alliance in making international trade simpler, faster, and more cost-effective.